What Is The Car Motif In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby Motif Essay The theme that wealth is often expressed by material possessions is represented by the motif of cars owned by rich people in The Great Gatsby. Owning a fancy car is part of the American Dream. Those with expensive cars are very wealthy and have high status. Although wealth is expressed through many other matters, cars are present throughout the book as a symbol of money. Gatsby is a very wealthy man for the time period. One way he made it obvious is with “Gatsby’s gorgeous car” (Fitzgerald 63). Gatsby was fairly humble, but he was trying to impress Daisy with some of his actions. He did not have to speak about his possessions, but rather let his car express his worth. Although his car may be enough to prove he has money,
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